Rogers new Vail Daily publisher |

Rogers new Vail Daily publisher

VAIL, Colo. ” Vail Daily Editor Don Rogers has been named publisher of the paper, Swift Communications President Bob Brown said Thursday.

Rogers, who will remain the editor, had been the paper’s associate publisher since August 2008 and has been the newspaper’s interim publisher since January.

“I am delighted Don will be at the helm of Colorado Mountain News Media’s largest newspaper,” Brown said. “During the past several months he has demonstrated excellent leadership skills at the Vail Daily and in the communities the newspaper serves. He complements his obvious talent as a writer and editor with excellent instincts as a salesman and business manager.”

Rogers attended college in California. Before joining Colorado Mountain News Media in 1999 as editor in Vail, he had edited newspapers in California, Michigan, Illinois and New York, and accumulated more than 23 years of newspaper experience, from reporting and editing to publishing. Before his newspaper career Rogers fought forest fires.

In February 2008, Rogers moved to Gardnerville, Nev., as publisher of The Record Courier; he returned to the Vail Daily nine months later.

“These are extremely challenging times for the valley and rest of the nation,” Rogers said. “The Vail Daily shares very much in the fortunes of the business community and the community at large. Our focus has to be very strong on helping our clients grow their businesses, our readers better understand this great place where we live, and help our community service groups thrive.”

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